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Tic 6709 says: August 9, 2012 at 14:41 I think focusing on …

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Tic 6709 says:

August 9, 2012 at 14:41

I think focusing on geography is a nonsense,people from here there and everywhere should support the team nearest to you,bollocks. People have had to move location for many reasons,should they stop supporting the team they have followed their whole life just because there is another team closer to their new home?.I dont think so. I am all for going to a new ground when you cant get to your own,but never just because it’s the closest to you
My apologies Tic but I must respectfully disagree with your thesis.
Every week, busloads of fans leave towns like Elgin, Arbroath, Kirkcaldy etc to see Rangers and Celtic, in numbers that dwarf those who support the local teams in those towns. This is an almost uniquely Scottish phenomenon and has been going on for decades. I do not believe that all these people once lived in certain parts of Glasgow. I’m sure those of us who follow diddy teams can recount endless lists of people we were brought up amongst who made a deliberate decision to support Rangers or Celtic rather than their local team. Some due to unfortunately religious adherence, others as those teams always win, and it’s very self affirming to attach yourself to a winning team. This has accelerated since the mid-80s, killing attendances for all non Rangers and Celtic teams.
I do not believe that this is as nearly a widespread phenomenon in other countries, where people mostly support their local teams in whatever sport.
Rangers particularly, since the Murray days have gone all out to destroy the fan base of other teams as they saw that as their path to total victory.

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thewestlight says:

August 8, 2012 at 16:54

Does anyone find it strange that celtic did nothing to reveal or stop the rangers EBT scam? If they knew they were being cheated surely they would have gone to the authorities

Hmmmmmmm, no I don’t. And I speak as a Hibs fan. Why would this be down to Celtic to do? Every other club was cheated by Rangers too, not just Celtic. It’s not just about them or the entity formerly known as Rangers. And Rangers should have had the decency and morality (and perhaps dignity if I may be so bold) to follow the rules and not cheat without someone having to look over their shoulder.

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miki67 says:

August 8, 2012 at 12:42

This has all now reached the dizzying peak of a mountainous,Orwellian paranoid nightmare. I am actually getting headaches from seeing the reality while being force-fed lies and having to witness football in Scotland being made an absolute mockery of while the msm chortle with unabashed glees as trfc rips up the rules as it goes merrily on its way creating the latest version of fantasy soccer. This truly is sickening,and the force with which it is being applied is affecting my health.
That is the impact of unchecked propaganda and brainwashing when you struggle against it in the full knowledge that no one is going to pull the plug on it any time soon.
Scottish football and its governance has become a truly sickening spectacle.
Those aren’t just words. Those are facts.

I have to agree 100%. I feel physically ill when I think of the scale of the corruption and the scam being played out in the open. Meanwhile, my own club Hibs have struggled for years to live within their means and suffered badly on the field as a result. As a side note, take a bow Rod Petrie, all that time and effort saving and protecting “rangers” and your own club (our club) is suffering. Get your priorities straight!

We may have won some battles but “rangers” and their Axis allies in the SFA, SPL & MSM (and perhaps even the Scottish Government) are winning the war. The analogy I would use is that our victories such as keeping “Rangers” out of the SPL have been our Dunkirk. Glorious, but nonetheless the forces of darkness still remain in posession of the battlefield. We are now about to enter the Battle of Britain phase, where wave after wave of bombers (in one case an actual Bomber ) will bombard us with propaganda, intimidation, lies and disinformation, and try to starve us out.

Make no mistake, if “rangers” and their Axis allies win this Battle, it WILL mean the end of senior football in Scotland. They will be all that is left, (apologies to Celtic fans, who may well feel with justification that their club will survive no matter what). Fans of all other clubs will desert in droves rather than continue to play in a rigged league while being bombarded with triumphalist invective.

So we must fight manfully, with letters and e-mails to our clubs, to the MSM, to stakeholder organisations both friends and foes. never give up, never surrender (oops straying into Galaxy Quest territory there, rather than Churchilian rhetoric). Fight them on the beaches of the internet and the media.

FIFA and EUFA have stayed Swiss neutral. There is no reinforcements coming from there.

But hopefully, the cavalry will enter the fray to win the Campaign with us, BDO, the FTT, the Fraud Squad, and the law courts.

Let’s stay frosty till then and keep up the fight.

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The continued signings for big money by “rangers” are an absolute disgrace and a farce. If I was a creditor of Rangers (IA) I would be spitting blood and I can’t understand why they are not.

Can they really afford this? What have they been promised by the SFA and the SPL, that in turn has enabled “rangers” to promise these players higher league football? SPL next year?

The fact that Stewart Regan has allowed this joke of a transfer ban to start in September as opposed to it being immediate on getting their SFA membership (against the rules lest we forget) is one of the biggest in your face disgraces in this sordid affair.

How can responsible football agents and lawyers allow their clients to sign for this “club”, knowing that it could be all smoke and mirrors. What if they are blowing out their erchie and the money runs out in a month? There will be egg on so many faces but worse than that, further damage to the already pitiful reputation of Scottish Football.

Fit and proper tests?

Business plans?

SFL rules on numbers of players over 21?

FPP rules?

All blindly ignored by this “club” and their chums in the SFA.


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smallteaser says:

I think your thoughts are misplaced here.
Any charge on Turnbull Hutton would be behind closed doors, both the trubunal and all evidence and rebuttal would never see the light of day, only the verdict would be published.
Therefore complete waste of time, there would be no defence required by the SFA or the SPL.
The last tribunal of Rangers & Craig Whyte had a specific remit, never published, it went to a tribunal, who never saw any of the evidence, cover up after cover up for the last 8 months.

Hmmm. Good point st, which I didn’t think of. And difficult to complain about, as that confidentiality, particularly for the panel identity, was supposed to be a key element of the process.
It begs the question of course, what if he was charged and found not gulity?
All a moot-point now as it seems unlikely that he will be charged. For his sake I’m glad, as I have had some personal contact with him and he’s a fine gentleman. It saddens me that spivs such as Charles Green can have such influence in the game, rather than people like Mr Hutton.

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Three things:
Firstly, I’d like to thank TSFM and the administrators of this site for their efforts to get this forum up and running and in keeping it going. This involves a substantial input of personal time on their part, and I would like them to know that I appreciate it. This site is vital if we are ever to stand any hope of reforming the mess that is Scottish Football. If we had a fully functioning independant media of course we wouldn’t be here, but here we very much are, until no longer needed.

Secondly, to those who don’t like the rules and conditions imposed to be a contributor to this site, I would suggest you find somewhere else to post where the rules suit you. No one is forced to take part and the moderators have every right to apply such conditions as they see fit. It’s their effort that makes the site possible in the first place. So either live by the rules or apply your right to personal freedom or choice and go elsewhere. Perhaps start your own blog? Let’s all remember as well that this is a relatively new site, and as such is still finding its way and there are bound to be teething problems till the right balance is found.

Thirdly:When Turnbull Hutton made his comments on the steps of Hampden, i fervently hoped he’d be charged by the SFA. Why? Not because I believe he was actually guilty, but because he spoke the truth. Because the lickspittles in the SFA would have been forced to defend their actions in the Rangers debacle in a judicial environment. In effect they and the SPL would have been on trial and not the redoubtable Mr Hutton. The fact they didn’t charge him speaks volumes. He would have torn them to shreds.

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Apologies for clogging up the board. I just want to test my posting since signing up to WordPress. i’ve had to select the name Blindsummit63 as blindsummit was already taken on WordPress.

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The suggestion that Celtic (or any other club) should be responsible for scrutinizing the accounts of Rangers (or any other club) is one of the most risible and infantile pieces of flimflammery yet from Jabba.

And I say that as a Hibs fan, with no love lost in the past for Celtic. Since Rangers’ nefarious deeds have become exposed though, I have warmed much more to Celtic and their fans represented on here and RTC previously. I once saw Celtic as just the other side of the coin from Rangers, but I was wrong and am happy to admit it. They have carried out their business honestly and within the rules unlike Rangers (and now their tribute club successors Sevco).

I have followed with great interest the debate amongs the esteemed contributors of this site of a Celtic persuasion, about whether their club should be speaking out on Sevco, or whether their silence is a correct.

My opinion is that they are almost certainly correct to hold their counsel. It’s not their job, as just one of many clubs, to lead the others in a moral charge against Sevco. Equally, it would be unfair to single Celtic out for blame for Sevco’s continued survival and the corruption in the SFA and SPL that enables it. I believe that all SPL clubs share that ignominy, my own included. they ALL are silently supporting what’s going on.

So, quite frankly it’s not Celtic’s job to “lead” Scottish football and they would be damned by many if they did try. We are all supposed to be “equals”. (except Sevco obviously, who are not bound by the same rules as us mere mortals).

But where I think Celtic should be speaking out is when they have been specifically wronged or targetted by Sevco. For me this includes one specific example.

1. If Celtic have not yet been paid footballing debts owed to them by Sevco/old Rangers then I believe they should make that public as Dundee united have.

i’d love to know the truth there.

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john clarke says:

Yes, Eb, it used to irritate the hell out of me ( like ‘dove’ as in ‘he dove in the water’) until I discovered that those versions of the past participle were fairly standard usage in the English spoken by the Pilgrim Fathers, and taken to America, and fossilised.( We still have words such as ‘forgotten’ and ‘begotten’).

Much more irritating is that rising inflection at the end of a sentence that turns a simple statement into a question?

I’m not sure whether that’s of Australian origin, but I detest it, and would not allow even my servants to use it!
Apologies for going OT, but Bill Bryson’s Made In America is an entertaining read on the development (or not indeed) of the English language in America. It surprised me to learn that in many ways English in America more closely reflects the old English of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries than UK speech.

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